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conflictIn Matthew 18, Jesus alerts us to the seriousness of offenses, encourages us to avoid them through humility, equips us to deal with them in an orderly manner, and assures us of his spiritual presence when offenses result in church discipline.

Pastor McShaffrey taught the following studies during Family Instruction Hour during the summer of 2012.

1. “Setting the Tone” (Matthew 18:1-5)

2. “A Severe Warning” (Matthew 18:6-9)

3. “A Heart Warming Parable” (Matthew 18:10-14)

4. “Confrontation – Step One” (Matthew 18:15)

5. “Confrontation – Step Two” (Matthew 18:16)

6. “Confrontation – Step Three” (Matthew 18:17a)

7. “Process, Nature, and Purpose of Excommunication (Matt. 18:17-20)

8. “A Closing Parable on Forgiveness” (Matthew 18:21-35)


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